Augsburg vs Bayern Munich
German Bundesliga, Germany
Date: Friday, 15th February 2019
Kick off at: 19.30 GMT
Venue: WWK Arena, Augsburg, Germany
Ahead of their Champions League battle, Bayern Munich are aiming to cut their gap with Borussia Dortmund at the top of Bundesliga table. Bayern will try to fulfill their mission by beating home team Augsburg next Friday.
Augsburg vs Bayern Munich Possible Lineups
Here are the probable lineups for both of this sides as they gear up for an intriguing German Bundesliga fixture on Friday. Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that the two teams could be preparing to help them grabbing all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Kobel(g);Schmid, Oxford, R. Khedira, Stafylidis(def);Ji, Stanic, Moravek, Max(mid);Gregoritsch, Finnbogason(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Ulreich(g);Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba(def);Goretzka, Thiago (mid);Gnarby, James, Coman(att mid); Lewandowski (att)
Heading into this Friday encounter, both teams have been involved in several matches both in their domestic cup competition and league. Let’s find out what type of results the two sides have been experiencing recently to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWLDW
Still struggling to get themselves out of relegation trouble, Manuel Baum’s men haven’t been getting a consistent result so far in 2019. In their last five fixtures, Augsburg only collected two wins and suffered three defeats in all competition.
After an impressive win back on February 3rd against Mainz, Baum’s men fell into another disappointment this past weekend. Fuggerstadter found themselves getting beaten 4-0 by Werder Bremen at Weserstadion.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWLWW
Niko Kovac’s men had a slight blip earlier this month with a disappointing loss over Bayer Leverkusen. However, Die Roten were able to bounce back admirably and went on to win their next two matches.
Bayern took down Hertha Berlin at DFB Pokal with a thrilling 3-2 victory. Following that win, this past weekend FC Hollywood went on to crush Schalke 04 3-1 at Allianz Arena.
The home team have been experiencing some injury issues this season as they’re still missing important names this weekend. Raphael Framberger, Jeffrey Gouweeleeuw and Andreas Luthe won’t be available due to injuries.
Their skipper, Daniel Baier, will also miss out on the tie as he is being suspended. Alred Finnbogason’s is not 100% yet, but it looks like he will be fit enough to play against Bayern.
The Bavarians are still without the likes of Corentin Tolisso and Arjen Robben who are yet to recover from their injuries. Manuel Neuer along with Renato Saches are also doubtful for Friday match.
James Rodriguez recent good form could get him another starting role among that trio of attacking midfielder. Robert Lewandowski should also be playing from the start to get them early goals and kill things off as soon as possible.
Head to Head Records:
Both teams’ recent five meetings have been dominated by Bayern as Kovac’s men won four of them and drew one.
However, the latest battle between those two teams, which happened on September 26 at Allianz Arena, ende in a 1-1 draw.
Going into the Friday tie with only five points behind league leader, Dortmund, Die Roten are keen on cutting that game into just two. Only a win that will make that happen, so Kovac’s men are set to battle hard in achieving it.
Augsburg are determined to make things hard for their opponent as they ar also in need of points. Sitting at 15th place with only 18 points, Baum’s men are not safe yet from relegation trouble.
Final Score: 1-3